CRA Rating Boot Camp

with
Rheanna Rodriguez
Live Session
$399.00
  • January 12, 2022, 12:30 pm   EST
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

CRA expert Rheanna Rodriguez will walk through a comprehensive plan you can follow to establish a robust program in your institution. You will learn how to embrace your community and please regulators.

Topics Covered

  • What should be included in your institution’s CRA program
  • Why creating a committee is necessary
  • Why understanding the strategic plan is important
  • What you should include in your monitoring program
  • How you should analyze your CRA applicable data
  • How to leverage existing practices
When:
Wednesday, January 12-14, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern
3 Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

Training Overview

What is your CRA rating? Learn how to do better for your institution and community.

On November 1, New York expanded the state’s version of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to nonbank mortgage lenders. This is just one example of a renewed nationwide focus on the obligations of financial institutions to meet the credit needs of the communities in which they do business.

You must build a strong CRA program that adheres to laws and regulations while fulfilling the goal of supporting low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods. The FDIC, FRB, OTS, and OCC take these responsibilities very seriously, using CRA Ratings and Performance Evaluations to ensure compliance.

To help you maintain or improve your institution’s rating and support your community, we are offering a series of three information-packed webinars:

Webinar 1

How To Build A Strong CRA Program

  • What should be included in your institution’s CRA program
  • Why creating a committee is necessary
  •  Why understanding the strategic plan is important
  • What you should include in your monitoring program
  • How you should analyze your CRA applicable data
  • How to leverage existing practices

Webinar 2

CRA: Community Development Activities

  • Quality community development activities
  • Evaluation of community development activities
  • Different evaluations based on bank size
  • Break down of each community development hook
  • How to provide context to your institution’s community development activities
  • Documentation best practices

Webinar 3

CRA: Transition From Small To ISB Or ISB To Large Bank Test

  • How to prepare for a transition from a small bank to an ISB
  • How to prepare for a transition from an ISB to a large bank
  • Importance of a CRA strategy and goals
  • Importance of creating a CRA program
  • Importance of monitoring lending levels and trends
  • Creation of a self-assessment

Who Should Attend?

  • Bank chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • CRA officers
  • Community development officers
  • CRA staff
  • Compliance staff
  • Financial staff
  • Communications professionals
  • Risk officers
  • Auditors

Expert Presenter

Rheanna Rodriguez

  • SVP, Director of Specialty Regulations at First Foundation Bank (FFB)
  • Oversees the risk assessment program
  • Previously a commissioned compliance examiner for the Southern California territory at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for eight years
  • Led numerous compliance and CRA examinations at institutions ranging from $40 million to $60 billion in total assets size
  • BA in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the California State University, San Bernardino
  • MA in management from the University of Redlands

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